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Repel Ticks Without Chemicals

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

This product sounds too good to be true: a clip on tag that repels fleas and ticks without any chemicals, or even herbal sprays, for two whole years! Developed in Germany, it uses a biomagnetic field to create a natural energy barrier round your pet, so that ticks and fleas do not jump on board. It takes up to 20 days to reach full effectiveness and can be affected when your pet is sick or has been vaccinated, but overall most pet owners that have tried it rave about it and are delighted at the reduction and often complete elimination of ticks and fleas. Even though the initial investment is more than conventional flea treatments, if it works well for your pet it will save a fortune over its lifetime, as well as keeping your home free of toxic chemicals, so it is definitely worth a try.

Currently on sale at $39.99 from Only Natural Pet Store.

Elevated Dog Feeder in Recycled Plastic

Monday, December 6th, 2010


Big dogs have a long way to bend to reach their feeding bowl on the floor. These elevated dog feeders raise the bowl to a comfortable level, reducing neck strain and gas intake. They come in two heights: a 10 inch and a 16 inch, each with two stainless steel bowls and are made in a sturdy and neat design. They are made of 100% recycled composite plastic, so are eco-friendly as well as practical and easy to wipe clean. Three colorways in dark red, green and earth brown look great with any décor. They are weatherproof so can be used outdoors as well as in and look stylish enough to have a permanent place in your kitchen.

Priced from $99 at Fetch Dog

Natural Flea and Tick Collars

Thursday, November 25th, 2010


Fleas and ticks can make spring and summer a misery for pets and pet owners alike. You have to do something about them otherwise your house will become infested and your pet will never stop scratching, but spending a fortune on poisonous tick and flea products that don’t always work goes against the grain. And what do you do if your pet reacts badly to the chemicals in the product with a skin rash or worse? These natural cotton collars come with a herbal insect repellent that keeps fleas, ticks and other insects away from your pet. The active ingredients are citronella, lemongrass, cedar, rosemary oils in a sesame oil carrier. The oils smell quite strong when first applied and can be quite messy to reapply, but this system generally seems to be effective and has the bonus of being completely natural. Comes in sizes for both cats and dogs.

Priced at $8.49 for a starter pack from Only Natural Pet Store

Natural Hemp Dog Leash

Saturday, November 13th, 2010


Hemp is soft but very strong. It makes a great material for a dog leash being very durable and completely natural. Hemp is known as a very environmentally friendly material, grown without pesticides and chemicals, biodegradable and hypo-allergenic. These good-looking leashes come in a variety of colors including purple, red, orange, green, blue pink and natural and they have a fleece lined handle for comfortable dog walks on chilly days.

Priced at $21.99 from Only Natural Pet Store.

Natural Soothing Pheromone Spray For Pets

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Dogs that are bad travelers, or cats that yowl constantly on the move, can turn a journey into a nightmare. These natural pheromone sprays are designed to soothe dogs and cats by creating a relaxed, calm scent. It can be sprayed on their bedding in the car 20 minutes before leaving. There are separate sprays for dogs and cats, created with the pheromones unique to each species. Owners found that the spray helped dogs who were nervous and car-sick. It also helped dogs that were nervous in storms or generally over anxious. If you have to leave a pet at a boarding kennels, a strange house or introduce it to new dogs, a spray of this will help ease the stress and calm him during the transition. Nervous and moody cats also benefit from a spray on their sleeping area or in pet carriers.

Currently on sale at $9.89 from Only Natural Pet Store

Fighting Fleas, One Dip at a Time

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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This citrus-y organic soothing solution promises to soothe and protect dogs’ skin from the biting effects of ticks and fleas.  Ethical pet care company Kenic incorporated natural healers such as aloe and citrus compounds to soften pets’ damaged skin and protect from future pests. Defender Organic Dip is a suitable alternate for pets wary of flea and tick sprays.. $12.99 for an 8oz bottle, allpetsconsidered.com.

Dog’s Best Trip Ever?!?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

When they’re happy, so are you. Spot Organics promises to make dreams of a barf-free vacation with pets come true.

This well-known manufacturer of holistic pet remedies promises that just a few drops of the Essential Oil Travel Happy Blend is what you need to keep canines safe from motion sickness (even anxiety) while travelling by land, air or sea. Peppermint and ginger are listed as useful ingredients. It’s been hard to find reviews of the Travel Happy Blend on pet boutique websites, so snag details as well as company info on the Spot Organics site.